System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

ProcedureHow to Disable or Enable Removable Media Services

Occasionally, you might want to manage media without using removable media services. This section describes how to disable and enable removable media services.

Disabling these services means that you would have to mount all media manually by using the mount command.

  1. Ensure that the media is not being used.

    If you are not sure whether you have found all users of the media, use the fuser command, see How to Determine If Removable Media Is Still in Use.

  2. Become superuser.

  3. Select one of the following:

    • Disable removable media services.

      # svcadm disable volfs
    • Enable removable media services.

      # svcadm enable volfs
      volume management starting.